The great majority of aquarists light their aquariums with halide bulbs or fluorescent tubes or a combination of both.
Huge strides have been made in the manufacture of suitable lighting for aquarists. There is a wide choice of Kelvin (K) rating in both fluorescent and halide, and a choice of power (W) at least in halides, though there are T8’s, T5’s and power compacts in fluorescents. Science produces as near as possible the light needed by reef life.
There is no question that manufactured [tag-tec]aquarium lighting[/tag-tec] is very successful. The number of beautiful reef aquariums lit by the above means is ample proof of that statement. Corals are now being kept and propagated that yesteryear’s aquarists could not even dream about. [Read more]